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Women's suffrage in Kuwait

When voting was first introduced in Kuwait in 1985, Kuwaiti women had the right to vote.[1] The right was later removed. In May 2005, the Kuwaiti parliament re-granted female suffrage. The bill, which passed with 40 votes for and 10 against, allowed women to vote and run in parliamentary and local elections.[2]

In May 2005, former MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaie helped create a constitutional roadblock that effectively killed a measure that would have allowed women to participate in city council elections for the first time.

Four years later, in May 2009, four female candidates won parliamentary seats in a general election.[3]

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